MAHLE Service Solutions is partnering with MAHLE Engine Components to relocate production from York, Penn., to a shared facility in St. Johns, Mich. The move will take place by the end of 2019 and will help the company profit from organizational synergies and boost the development of next-generation repair shop and diagnostic equipment, the company says.
MAHLE Service Solutions will assemble its PRO series of shop tool and equipment products at the facility in St. Johns that include: ArcticPRO, FluidPRO and NitroPRO. Production is expected to begin by the end of 2019.
Rich Wolf, general manager, MAHLE Service Solutions, says the decision to relocate to St. Johns was simple because it is already a well-established, Tier 1 MAHLE facility. In addition, Wolf says the move allows MAHLE Service Solutions to have its brands located under one roof and a centralized location for efficient customer service and support.
“The move to an award-winning company facility will streamline efficiency for the Service Solutions division and allow us to continue to offer the same high level of quality and reliability that people have come to expect from our service equipment,” says Wolf.
“This new facility reinforces our market offerings that provide outstanding customer value, less downtime and a low total cost of ownership over the lifetime of each product,” he says.
The MAHLE Engine Components facility in St. Johns has won the GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award every year since 2012.